‘The Red Shoes’

By 17th January 2017 May 6th, 2020 Representation

Matthew Bourne’s magical new adaptation of the legendary Powell and Pressburger film ‘The Red Shoes’ is touring the UK now.

Air-Edel’s Terry Davies arranged and composed additional music for the score written in the mesmerizing golden-age of Hollywood by composer Bernard Herrmann (most famous for his collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles and Martin Scorsese).

A beloved fairytale and Academy Award-winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion. An intoxicating drama where life imitates art with fateful consequences; The Red Shoes will dazzle your senses and break your heart.

“Sensitively orchestrated by Terry Davies, it’s plushly romantic, but with razors tucked into the velvet melodies.” ★★★★ The Guardian
“Gold star to orchestrator Terry Davies: his tapestry of snippets from film scores by Bernard Herrmann strikes an ideal dramatic (and period) note” ★★★★ The Telegraph

“The use of Bernard Herrmann’s music is inspired…works are knitted together in a seamless sonic structure” ★★★★★ The Stage